Case File: Everett Ruess - 4435DMUT
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Physical Description** Listed information is from the time of dissappearance.
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Circumstances of Disappearance
Everett Ruess was an artist who spent time alone in the wilderness. In November of 1934 (the exact day is unknown), he was seen in Escalante Canyons, Utah, as he traveled towards Arizona for the winter. Later, his two burros were found corralled with gear in Davis Gulch. Ruess's probable last camp was found in Cottonwood Canyon, and footprints were followed to the base of Kaiparowits Plateau. "Nemo, 1934" was found scratched into the wall of a nearby cave..
Ruess speaks Navajo in addition to English.
In 2009, DNA testing was performed on bones thought to be Ruess's. At first, they were declared to be his, but the family sought a second opinion when an archeologist said that the dental records did not appear to match. Further DNA testing conclusively proved the remains to not be Ruess's.
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Last Updated: 8-22-2011 - By: BR/ Web Assist